Project CONVERGE: Participate in Live Video Phone Calls with Scientists in Antarctica - 01.16.2015
From early January through mid February 2015, scientists from Rutgers University, the University of Delaware, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Polar Oceans Research Group and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are living at Palmer Station, Antarctica, to study the food chain that supports everything from phytoplankton to krill to penguins. This project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed to help students virtually engage with scientist as they conduct research, ask science questions, analyze and interpret data, and plan and carry out their science investigations. Professional science writer Hugh Powell and photographer Chris Linder, who are part of the science mission, serve as the physical eyes and ears for students as the scientists explore Antarctica using underwater robots, or gliders, and animal tagging technology.
Read the daily project blog for firsthand stories and photos about research and daily life on the remote Antarctic Peninsula: http://coseenow.net/converge/
Read the latest post on the launch of the underwater gliders: http://coseenow.net/converge/gliding-into-the-danger-zone/
Participate in live video phone calls with the scientists: http://4hset.rutgers.edu/blog/event/talk-with-scientists-in-a-penguin-colony-in-antarctica/
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